askST: What you should know about the President's Address

The first session of the 13th Parliament on January 2016 included constitutional changes to the elected presidency. President Halimah Yacob is the first president elected under the new rules.
The first session of the 13th Parliament on January 2016 included constitutional changes to the elected presidency. President Halimah Yacob is the first president elected under the new rules.BH FILE PHOTO

It will be President Halimah's first address and the first to be drafted by 4G ministers

President Halimah Yacob will deliver her inaugural address at the opening of the second session of the 13th Parliament on May 7 at 8.30pm.

The House was prorogued, or closed, midway through the Government's term, on April 3. The recess is a time for the Government to take stock of its work and map out the agenda and policies for the remaining years of its term.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2018, with the headline 'What you should know about the President's Address'. Print Edition | Subscribe